Is Ultherapy Right for You?


Is Ultherapy Right for You?

The effects of aging come to everyone, eventually. Wrinkles start to appear, facial fat and collagen reduce. The force of gravity applies itself more and more. However, the most obvious place for the signs of aging to appear is in the face and neck. Today there are many advanced solutions for the timeless issue of aging. Treatments range from the highly invasive, i.e. surgical procedures, to the benign; like the preventative use of creams and ointments. In fact, the use of non-invasive preventative treatments and procedures is becoming more common.

One of the most popular treatments today is Ultherapy. With Ultherapy, ultrasound is used to stimulate collagen growth in areas like the eyebrows, cheeks, and under the chin. Treatments are relatively quick, with little downtime. Of course, how much time is needed and how long the effects can last will vary depending on a variety of factors.

Here is a list of topics you should talk about with your doctor, so you can tell if Ultherapy is right for you.

When the first signs appear

It has been noted that the body’s reaction is what ultimately determines how useful the results of the treatment are. The best candidates are patients that have relaxed skin that looks and feels less firm. Moderate skin laxity and wrinkles are usually the first symptoms of a “maturing face.”

Age can be a major factor

The effects of aging increase as we grow older. The face loses collagen and fat, increasing the laxity of the face. People aged 40 to 50 typically have seen the best results. However, older patients have received effective treatments as well.

Other issues that may interfere with getting Ultherapy

Many factors can help determine whether or not Ultherapy is a good option. Your skin is a very sensitive organ. It is a good idea to tell your doctor if you have experienced any of the following, as these can put you at risk for complications:

• If you have severe to extreme skin laxity, you may not get the desired amount of tightening desired.

• If you currently have or suffered from a preexisting skin condition, Ultherapy could potentially exacerbate any previous condition.

• Ultherapy is not recommended for patients with facial implants, such as cheek and jaw. Or for those with internal devices, such as shunts or pacemakers.

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